Today, Year 6 woke up early for a filling breakfast before getting straight into the activities. To start with, it was the crate challenge which required cooperation followed by archery which was a test of accuracy. After that, they took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, the big swing and the trapeze. It’s been another action packed day and again we cannot wait for final activities tomorrow.
As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.
This week, both Year 6 classes have tried their very hardest to get the best scores they could possibly in their SATS.
Year 6 children were split into 3 groups. Unfortunately, the first group had to be in school by 8:00. On Monday, Year 6 had to face their biggest fart: Sats (hehehe). Firstly, they had to do the SPAG and the spelling test that had 20 questions. Both classes got through the tests with ease.
After that, they had their reading test. Most of Year 6 were worried about finishing this test , however it was easier than they thought. Lastly, they had their maths and arithmetic tests. After that, it was freedom!
Year 6 are now thinking about their ( hopefully ) fabulous production at the end of the year along with relaxing.
We hope that Year 6 have an amazing rest of the year ( without having to worry about tests 🙂 )
Libby G and Daniel
This Tuesday, Year 6 went on an exciting trip to Danelaw. Their trip was all about vikings to support their recent studies and the book they have been reading called’Viking Boy’.
Danelaw is a place all the way in York, so at 8:15 in the morning, students came to school to grab a ride on the bus and start their viking adventure!
At Danelaw, Year 6 were greeted by a man called Wolf. He split them all up into four groups and took them into a large room with three tables: two at the bottom and one at the top. The children all sat down in their groups and Wolf started telling them facts about vikings. Soon after, he gave them some viking clothes and directed them to a replica of a viking longboat.
The Vikings used longboats to travel across seas to take land and start battles.
Wolf then said that he could help them and take them to his village. This was only under one condition. We had to impress the lord of the village.
When Year 6 got to the village, they were stopped by a guard. Luckily, Wolf knew the guard so we passed through.
Year 6 had a wonderful day living as vikings: they carried out viking jobs, arts and crafts and wore viking clothing. After a jam-packed day, they returned to modern life and came home on the coach to their jeans, nooks and computer games.
What a good trip!
This week (on Tuesday 19th March and Thursday 21st March) Year 6 have had their final parents evening at Blakehill Primary School.
For the first day, their teachers , Mrs Gould and Mrs Russell along with the teaching assistants, prepared by collecting up all their books. Also, they wrote down their test results of every single test they have taken in Year 6. The two teachers of the classes spoke to the child’s parents about: behaviour, test results and how they get on in class, break and lunch. They talked about how close their child is from reaching greater depth and how they should be prepared for SATs.
They referred back to the reports and talked about how good they were while parents wanted their child to get ones in all subjects. They spoke to them and explained what they could to to improve their work further. At the end, every single child was happy about what their teacher said and their results from their tests. We are sure they will enjoy the rest of their time at Blakehill.
By Daniel and Aminah.
This Friday, 6G performed an amazing class assembly all about fierce, brave vikings. At the start, while people entered the hall, music played when suddenly, they begun…
They all gave us a warm welcome just before we heard one person scream, “THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!” We all had a laugh and they started to sing a song called ‘Heave Ho’. After that, they all began telling us amazing facts, such as ‘ Vikings used ships called longboats,’ ‘Viking hats didn’t have horns,’ and ‘They would drink something called Mead out of something called a drinking horn.’
We were all impressed by how much they knew and how they managed to put so many facts into one assembly, some people even managed to read out some pieces of work (which were brilliant.)
At the end of the assembly, they all sung a song called ‘ Viking Rock ‘. To add to the entertainment, some people wore wigs and funny hats and they all did funny actions. Everyone laughed and had an amazing time at the assembly. Now none of us can wait for their huge production that should be at the very end of the school year.
By Libby G
On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).
To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.
By Isabelle and Alex
On, Thursday the 6th of December Year 6 went to St Cuthbert’s Church to do a Christmas workshop.
They started off walking from school in pairs safely crossing the road. As they arrived at the church they got into groups that include: . .Snowballs .Snowman .Sprouts .Elves .Turkeys and Reindeer.
First off, they all received a word search and had a go however they didn’t have very long till the next activity. Next, two groups headed off to the hall and stood at their tables. They started decorating a glass in glue and then covering it in tissue paper then gave it another coating of glue to give it a nice shine when it’s dry. Once everyone had finished, they left them to dry so that they could be delivered back to school for the children to take home ready for Christmas. When they are lit, the tissue paper will make it look like a stained glass window. After the other groups had a turn, they heard a story and played a true or false game. Then they all sang a song and with smiles on their faces, left church for school.
We hope that they all enjoyed their time at the church and know that they are eager to go again next year!
by Cora and Daniel
After a long,hard and stressful week, SATs are FINALLY over! Year 6 are very relieved and are anxious to see what results they will get, but meanwhile its time to focus on transition and preparing for Year 7! Yesterday afternoon, whilst watching a well-earned movie, Mrs Keighley kindly brought in some yummy ice lollies for them all to enjoy as a reward for their hard work, and they were very much appreciated! Today (Friday), year 6 have had a fantastic day, and got to have a relaxing time, which they really needed after the stress-filled week: movies have been watched, biscuits and buns have been eaten and everybody has been able to relieve their stress!
Well done Year 6 for all of your hard work and determination, and we hope you look forward to the rest of your time at Blakehill!
Today we had an assembly to link in with our health week.It was presented by a chef called Ian, he gave us some cards which had two names of two teams that were going to be cooking. The names were: Green peas (the green side) and Red chillies (the red side). However, before people could started to cook, Ian asked us some questions about the different food groups and what was the most efficient food group of them all. Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? It gives are body fuel so we don’t get hungry before lunch. Then we went through the food groups and which ones we need and which ones we don’t really need or could have as a treat like fatty foods or food high in sugar. Lots of people came up with some funny and very good answers to his questions. Then it was onto the cooking! On the green peas team there was Mrs Russell, Archie from year 5 and Chloe from year 6. The children said they couldn’t cook but Mrs Russell was very confident. Then we were introduced to the Red chillies. In this team there was Mrs Gould,Amelia also from year 5 and Harrison from year 6. No one out of this team was very confident at cooking which was not good, especially Mrs Gould who was almost shaking! Their task was to create a healthy meal in just 15 minutes with the ingredients they had in front of them. As they were cooking Ian asked some people to come out but before they did they had to answer a question. They had to say how both teams were doing and who they were going voted for. You could see the panic and stress on both of the team’s faces! Finally their time was up! The Red chillies had made a healthy chicken stir fry and the Green peas had made a healthy chick pea curry. After Ian invited some people to come and test their wonderful creations it was time for everyone to vote! And the winners were….. GREEN PEAS! It was a wonderful assembly and everyone loved it! I hope lots of children go home and want to cook more exciting healthy meal!